Academics participating in the STEP Project have a strong interest in creating a practical nexus between entrepreneurship theory and family-influenced wealth creation, and their institutions have committed to exploring research and practice solutions for how families build their entrepreneurial legacies through growth.
The STEP Project operates in four regions of the world – Europe, Latin America, Asia, and North America. Each region utilizes the same model, but organizes its research collection and dissemination as independent groups.
Babson College serves as the global leader and co-chair for each of the four research regions. The European STEP Project was launched in July 2005 is currently running in all four regions.
EIASM hosts an annual workshop on family firms management research which has a significant impact on advancing the field.
FFI is an international professional membership organization dedicated to providing interdisciplinary education and networking opportunities for family business advisors, consultants, educators and researchers and to raising public awareness about trends and developments in the family business field.
FERC aims to enable scholars to design and develop research projects that are theoretically sound, empirically rigorous, and of practical significance and applicability to family firms.
IFERA is geared towards advancing family business research, theory and practice through enhanced collaboration and accelerated learning based on world best practice. Its vision is to be the driving force of an international network that ensures that family business, as a multi-disciplinary field, becomes a leading field in business research.